ROBERTS COVE - The 2016 Annual Roberts Cove Germanfest will be held on the grounds of St. Leo IV Catholic Church (7212 Roberts Cove Road) on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. The church is located approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10, Exit 87, then left on Louisiana Highway 98.
The Crowley Garden Club has announced that it will once again host the Front Door Decorating Contest for the 80th International Rice Festival. The contest, which is open to both businesses and individuals, is intended to promote the International Rice Festival, the rice industry and an interest in floral design.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among those honored at the 80th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball and Honoree Cocktail Party were, seated from left, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jared Monk, Elizabeth Lawson Monk, Dianna Abell, 2016 IRF President Elisabeth Leleux, 2016 IRF Queen Camille Quebodeaux, 2016 IRF Junior Queen Emmy Navarre, 2016 IRF Chairman Patty Simon, Karen Leonards, 2016 IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshall Kelly Cart Leonards, 2016 IRF Festival Coordinator Roxie Viator; standing, 2016 IRF Grand Parade Co-Grand Marshall Jason Monk, 2016 IRF Honoree Charles “Chuck” Abell Jr., Albert Leleux, 2016 IRF Vice Chairman Chad Monceaux, 2016 IRF Farmer of the Year Donald A. Leonards, Jude Leonards and Jody Viator.

Frog Festival Poster Unveiled

FESTIVAL POSTER for the 44th annual Frog Festival was unveiled to the public during the Frog Festival Pageant held Saturday, March 16, in the Civic Center. Flanking its creator Jonathan Reaux of Rayne are Chamber director Jeremy Lavergne, left, and Fran Bihm, the Chamber’s executive director. The signed and numbered posters are now available at the Chamber office for $15 each. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Jeremy Lavergne, Frog Festival Parade chairman, is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in the Rayne Frog Festival Grand Parade on S

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

Pat Bordes II named 2016 Frog Festival Parade Marshal

PAT BORDES, center, accepts the plaque designating him as the 2016 Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal during Saturday’s queens’ pageant. Making the presentation were Festival Chairman Roy Credeur, left, and Andrus Fontenot, the 2015 parade marshal. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

This year’s Frog Festival Grand Parade Marshal Pat Bordes II was cited for his community involvement and contributing to job creation when he was n

Weekend pageants name new Frog Festival queens

NEW FROG FESTIVAL ROYALTY - Selected during Saturday’s Frog Festival Pageant and Ball held at the Rayne Civic Center to represent the City of Rayne and the Frog Festival were, from left, Ms. Frog Festival Queen Rachel Guidry, Miss Frog Festival Queen Drew Racca, Teen Frog Festival Queen Fallyn Gonsoulin, and Jr. Frog Festival Queen Janci Aubé.

Not one, but four beauties were named the new 2016-2017 Rayne Frog Festival royalty on Saturday, March 19, during the 2016 Frog Festival Queen’s Pa

Thursday afternoon close call for family

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block of Section Street Thursday afternoon, trapping six people inside. All occupants, four adults and two children, were rescued from the mobile home, examined and released. Assisting with the rescue were members of the Rayne Police Department, Rayne Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and Acadian Ambulance.

Due to brisk afternoon winds and the saturated ground resulting from recent rains, a large tree fell across a mobile home located on the 500 block

Project Pink planned April 10

Project Pink 2016 Chairman Theresa Prather announces the 18th annual “Project Pink”, Breast Cancer Awareness event, will be held Sunday, April 10,

Police make arrest in attempted homicide

Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that investigators with the Crowley Police Department have made an arrest regarding an attempted homicide from December 2014, which occurred in the 900 block of Ross Avenue.

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Rayne's Trent Winbush dives for the endzone as he scored the winning touchdown for the Wolves Friday, recording a 28-27 win over the Eunice Bobcats. Winbush recorded 123 rushing yards on 25 carries during the Rayne win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

From the cool, Friday night air to the scoreless first quarter, a true football fan knew Rayne’s 28-27 win over Eunice High was going to be the things that Friday night football was made of.

Lifestyle

On Saturday, Sept. 24, approximately 150 people turned out to join in celebrating the 100th birthday of Crowley’s Eva George Clement.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Crowley for Norman Lee Saxton, 61, who died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.

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